5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Polonnaruwa
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Kalkudah
— 1 night
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Trincomalee
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Anuradhapura
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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Nishantha Wood Carvings, make a trip to Gal Vihara, contemplate the long history of Lankathilaka Image House, then explore the ancient world of Polonnaruwa Vatadage, and finally explore the ancient world of Siva Devalaya (No 1).

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Polonnaruwa trip itinerary website.

Hyderabad, India to Polonnaruwa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Nishantha Wood Carvings ©
Nishantha Wood Carvings

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Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then stroll through Passikudah Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kalkudah itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

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Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Trincomalee trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Trincomalee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple

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Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 10th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba and then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Anuradhapura travel route app.

Drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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